Raffy Luquis, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Health Education, School of Behavioral Sciences and Education
American Studies MA Graduate Faculty
Health Education Graduate Faculty
Office Phone: +1 717 948 6730
Office Location: Olmsted Building, W314
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Dr. Raffy R. Luquis is an associate professor of health education in the School of Behavioral Sciences and Education at Penn State Harrisburg. Dr. Luquis earned his Ph.D. in health science at the University of Arkansas (1996), his M.S. in health education (1991), and his B.S. in science (1988) at the Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Luquis has a broad background in health education and health promotion. His primary research and teaching interests include cultural competency and multicultural health, health promotion and education, and human sexuality. He is the co-editor of the book entitled “Cultural Competence in Health Education and Health Promotion” and have numerous publications and national presentations at conferences in his areas of expertise. Dr. Luquis has conducted research to assess health promotion practices among primary care providers, understand preventive behaviors among young adults, and sexual behaviors among college students. He has also collaborated with other researchers in addressing the needs of multicultural groups, especially the Hispanic/Latino population.

Research Interests
Cultural competency & multicultural health
Health promotion and education
Human sexuality